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  • AZR Alloy - Undergoes A 3-Stage Thermal Treatment Process. Creates A More Responsive Microstructure That Results In A Better Feel, More Forgiveness & More Performance. It Does All This While Maintaining The Strength Of The Material.

  • Outer-Locking System (OLS) - Attaches The Barrel To The Handle From The Outside In. This Provides One Of The Stiffest Connections Available And It Also Reduces Nearly All Vibration.

  • Multi-Variable Wall Design Creates An Expanded Sweet Spot And Thinner Barrel Walls That Are More Forgiving After Off-Centered Contact

  • Ring-Free Barrel Construction Allows For More Barrel Flex And Increases Performance With No Dead Spots

  • Power-Loaded Barrel Results In A Higher M.O.I. And End-Loaded Feel For Effortless Power

  • Two-Piece, Hybrid (Alloy Barrel & Composite Handle) Baseball Bat

  • Micro-Perforated Soft-Touch Grip With Extra Tack Improves Feel And Control

  • 2 3/4 Inch Barrel Diameter

  • USSSA 1.15 BPF Certified

  • Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty

  • Free Shipping

  • -8 Length-To-Weight Ratio

  • End Loaded Swing Feel

  • Colorway: Black | Grey | Silver & Red Graphics


Marucci CAT 9 Connect -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBCC98

The CAT 9 Connect -8 bat is the one to pull off the bat rack if you're aiming for the warning track and beyond. The barrel-heavy feel should give strong batters a little boost in the power department.

Bat Benefits

It all starts with the alloy material when it comes to the CAT 9 Connect. The AZR material is not a feature to skip over. This new material brings the trifecta...(1) Better Feel (2) More Forgiveness & (3) More Performance.

In addition to the new alloy material, the new Outer-Locking System (OLS) connection point will stand out on the bat. This system allows this two piece bat to feel extra stiff while also limiting the vibration that gets down to a player's hands on miss-hit.

This hybrid (alloy barrel and composite handle) bat needs to have your consideration if you are buying for a power hitter that needs a drop 8 bat.


You don't rise to the top like Marucci by not taking care of your customers. So that they can continue to care for their patrons, Marucci offers a twelve (12) month warranty on this bat. If you buy with JustBats and have a warranty issue come up within 12 months of the purchase date, please shoot a notice over to our team of Bat Experts. They can be reached on PHONE at 1-866-321-2287, on EMAIL at or by CHAT if you click into the box in the bottom right corner of this page. The Experts are trained to help customers and can definitely assist in helping you organize a shipment to Marucci for a replacement.

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Have a question about the Marucci CAT 9 Connect -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBCC98? Ask our team of experts and they will respond within 24 hours.

I need to know if you guys will have a 32" drop 8 available and if I can pre-order?
Veronica Meza
The Marucci CAT 9 Connect -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBCC98 is made in a 32 inch model but we are not taking per-orders on the soon-to-be-released Marucci CAT 9 bats.
Will a 30" -8 be available?
colbey Rodrigue
Yes, the Marucci CAT 9 Connect -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBCC98 will be featured in a 30 inch 22 ounce size.
I'm looking to see when you will have the CAT 9 Connect (31 -8) available.
Rafael Garcia
We have already sold out of the Marucci CAT 9 Connect -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBCC98. At this time, we do not have an ETA on when more will be coming in.
When will the 30 -8 2 3/4 be available
Unfortunately, we do not have an estimated date on when we will have this size available.
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About the Brand

At Marucci, we make our products the same way you play baseball: Hard work, determination, and attention to detail. This product is handcrafted. We are committed to never releasing a product before it meets the standard set forth by our wood bat. Our process is proven. The only way to achieve perfection is to accept nothing else. We first have gloves to Big Leaguers in our inner circle to break in and critique - knowing the extreme situations they would be put in. Players like Chase Utley allowed us to comprehend what a player needs and looks for in an ideal fielding glove. The Marucci player advisory board was integral in testing, tweaking, and ulitmatley perfecting the glove line to have the feel and features that matter to players. Understanding this professional standard of perfection has allowed us to handcraft a performance product that will last consistently maximize your game. Handcrafted, one by one, with the highest quality materials, for superior quality and feel, these gloves will require a gradual break-in period which provides a longer lasting form and shape. Professionally Inspired. Precision Crafted. Marucci: Honor the Game.

Bat Properties

Marucci CAT 9 Connect -8 USSSA Baseball Bat: MSBCC98
Approved For USSSA
Barrel Diameter 2 3/4"
Baseball Bats Youth Big Barrel
Bat Construction Two-Piece
Bat Type Baseball
Color Black
Deals Personalization Eligible
Length to Weight Ratio - 8
Material Half and Half
Price $200 - $299.99
Series CAT CAT9
Swing Weight End-Loaded
Vendor Marucci
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